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Diary September 13, 1940

 A6M2 Zero of 14th AG over southern China
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero of 14th AG over southern China in the autumn of 1940. This aircraft participtated in a vicious combat with enemy Polikarpov I-15, I-16 and Curtiss Hawks, after which the Zero pilots claimed to have destroyed 13 aircraft in just 15 minutes without loss.
Diary for Friday, September 13, 1940:

Air War

China: Debut of Japan’s Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter: 13 Zeros escort bomber formation to Chungking and shoot down all defending fighters (20-plus); 4 Zeros damaged.
Battle of Britain: 5 bombs dropped on Buckingham Palace by daylight raider.

North Africa

ITALIAN INVASION OF EGYPT. 10th Army occupies Sollum.

Sea War

Atlantic: Battleships HMS Hood, Nelson and Rodney leave Scapa Flow for Rosyth to counter threatened German invasion.

Home Fronts

Germany: Government to subsidize voluntary evacuation of children from Berlin to safer areas.

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